31 July 2006

Busy Busy Busy

Hey everybody, sorry it's been so long since my last post. I've been a busy bee, which is great at the moment as it gives me something else to focus on. AT LAST, I bring you photies of my WIP's and some of my Ireland photos.

Here are my WIP's:

Mermaid of the Pearls

She's coming along nicely, although it's been about a week since I've done any work on her.

Knotwork Garden

I was really looking forward to getting this finished - now it's packed away with other stuff that is too emotional right now for me to deal with. You can see where I stopped stitching...maybe one day I'll finish it.

Holiday Photos!

This is a place called 'Doonass' which is about 3 miles down the road from CastleConnell, Co. Limerick. At the end of the road, there is a Restaurant/bar and the dead end, which faces out on to the River Shannon - this lovely little island with the 3 stones is what you gaze out at, after buying the obligatory pint of Guiness at the end of a thirsty walk!

And the little spec in the middle of this picture is the Heron I saw when out for yet another walk down by the River Shannon. This was taken about a mile down the road from my Aunt's house in CastleConnell.

This is my Aunt's cat - the lovely Misty along with my tower of strength, alias Ma. Misty's such a cutie and a friendly puss. She started life as a feral cat. My Auntie took her in and Misty took a shine to my Auntie. She tried to get Misty to come live inside, but Misty wasn't having any of that as she was so used to being outside. So my Aunt got a local carpenter to make her a little wooden hut outside - and there she lives quite happily! It has all the mod cons, like a heated pad for the winter and blankets - there's no fear of this little madam. As you can see, she's eyeing up my Mum's breakfast cereal - "any chance of a spot of milk please?"

Finally, this is my Auntie's Sister's dog called Molly. As my Aunt is at home for most of the time, and because Carmel is normally out at work, Molly spends most of her time here. About two hours before this picture was taken, Molly decided to go for a dip in the river, hence the 'Dragged through a bush backwards' look that she decided to adopt. Luckily Molly loves water and adores being washed - it's a good job really, she's always in the river up to mischief!

So there you have it - Ireland really is a place to restore your sanity and soul and I shall be returning next year. I'll post a few more Ireland photies later on in the week - if I don't stop now I'll be pushing it to get all the photos on here! I hope that everyone is well and happy and as always, thanks for dropping by.

Have a good week my friends! x x :)

17 July 2006

What Kind of Flower Are You?

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

"Mischief is your middle name, but your first name is Friend. You are quite the prankster that loves to make other people laugh"

I've just read Ali B's blog and she's a Daffodil (a 'sweetie' Daffodil in my view, if there is such a species!), so I decided to take the challenge. Ironically, I love Snapdragons and I do love making people laugh, but I wouldn't say I'm a prankster. Mind you I can be when it comes to my Mum - we're always trying to out-do each other when it comes to pranks, but I wouldn't pull a prank on anyone unless I knew that they would be ok with it. I know some people in my life who have hurt and upset people with pranks - that doesn't go down well with me.

Take the Challenge and see what kind of flower you are!

Have a good day fellow Stitching friends! xxx

15 July 2006

Sorry for the Delay!

Hey everyone - I'm so sorry it's taken a while for me to post. I thought that by now I would have been able to post some pictures but there's a problem. It's not with the camera thank goodness, but there's something on the computer that's preventing it from recognizing it when I connect it via USB. There is nothing wrong with the camera, the docking station or the software, as a friend of mine kindly plugged it into their PC and got it working no problem, so until I find out why my computer isn't recognizing it when it is plugged in, there's going to be no pictures I'm afraid, which is a real pain. I will be getting a new computer at the end of the month, as DH is taking this one when he goes, so I think that will be the end of the camera problem anyway. In the meantime, I'm going to get a USB card reader, as very kindly suggested by Natty - thank you Natty!x It will be handy to have if ever there are future problems - I should get it next week.

Last weekend I went on a 'Stitching Get Together', which was fantastic! There was about 17 of us, chatting, LOTS of laughing and showing each other what we had completed - it was good to get away from it all and this time, it didn't feel so difficult coming back home as it did when I came back home from Ireland.

I took along an L*K design, from the 'Thanksgiving' series, called 'In all Things, Give Thanks' - I finished the lettering on the bottom of the design last night. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with it at the moment, but I'm toying with the idea of making it a middle panel for a cushion cover.

Well that's about it for now. I promise I will post my Ireland and WIP photos as soon as I am able. Thanks for dropping by! xx